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5650 North Canfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

(708) 867-5044
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December 03, 2012
We are very happy with Lutheran Unity School. Our daughter, Mary, has been attending this school since preschool. Even though we were raised Catholic, We love what the school is all about and what it has to offer our daughter! All the staff and the teachers have been wonderful! Even the summer camp is a wonderful experience as well. We would recommend Lutheran Unity as a fine school to attend. We also like that the classes aren't too large where a child would feel lost! Sincerely, Robin and Craig Gancarczyk

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2012
This school has been such a blessing to our family! The staff and teachers are wonderful and they truly love our children. The school is small, so it means small class sizes for more individual attention and better parent/teacher communication. This school offers extra-curricular opportunities that the larger public schools don't have such as art, music, sports, technology and much, much more! They also have before and after school care! I can't say enough about this school! This is private education at it's best!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2012
Lutheran Unity School Association, West Campus, has some outstanding teachers. The curriculum is wonderful and my children have always received a good education. It recently was formed from four other Lutheran Grammar Schools and we are a product of one of those schools. The theory behind the consolidation was solid. As in any school, there is room for improvement and they are always striving to achieve better. The Christian atmosphere is wonderful and communicated to and through the students, parents, faculty and staff. The small class size leads to more individualized help, when needed. The dedicated faculty and staff are always there to talk to about any situation. LUSA is worth looking into if you value a good education for your child.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2012
As a parent whose child has been attending LUSA since kindergarten, I highly recommend it. With small class sizes, they get individual attention consistently. The after school care knows every student. I feel secure knowing my child is safe and cared for at all times. The curriculum is challenging and the staff is experienced, dedicated and genuinely cares about the children. My daughter loves this school and we would recommend it highly!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2012
I can't say enough about Lutheran Unity School! I know my child is getting a top notch education that not only includes academics but also includes learning to be strong leaders and stewards! It's an education that is priceless!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2011
My girls love this school. They have a great time learning, plus they never give me a hard time about going to school. That says alot about the school and the wonderful staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2010
St. Paul does provide a Christ centered education and recent years graduates have tested into select enrollment schools, but the quality of education has slipped significantly in pre-k and the lower grades. I am taking my children out of St. Paul because there are other Christian schools in the community that do provide a high quality Christ centered education. Combing is a signal that this school is going in the wrong direction.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2010
I send my child to St. Paul to receive a Christ centered education. Dedicated teachers provide the excellent academics that are reflected by the graduates who are accepted into the most competitive Chicago high schools. While I understand the school is making changes during a difficult economical time I have full confidence that my child will continue to receive the individual attention he has rec'd in the past as well as participate in all wonderful extras that are available to him i.e. the sciene olympics, sports programs, plays/musicals. I recommend the school for all it offers as well as the blessing of community that the families bring to St. Paul.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2010
It is with regret that I will be taking my child out of St. Paul. It had been a good school in prior years, but with recent layoffs and the combining of 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th I am concerned that the quality of education will decline further. The new curriculum for the combined grades is being determined by the two most inexperienced teachers on the staff. As much as the administration attempts to sell this as an innovation in education, it is really the beginning of the end for St. Paul.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2010
I am disappointed in the direction this school has taken over the past few years. I understand that low enrollment and financial problems have necessitated the reduction in teaching staff and the combing of grades, but the quality of education has and will continue to decline. They are trying to sell double grades as great new direction in education, but it is being done because financially the school has its back against the wall. I cannot recommend this school and am considering taking my children out.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Although all schools are hurting financially, the administration at St. Paul has not addressed teacher performance issues where they exist. My experience has been that some of the teachers can't teach 'out of the box' to address the needs of students who don't fit a certain mold. There is also a resistance to change and adapt which will make the challenge of combined grades more difficult.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
I am saddened by the negative comments posted for such a wonderful school. My children are receiving and have received great building blocks for continuing their education, well into the future. A more loving and generous envirenment you will be hard pressed to find. The teachers and staff are always available to help the students. Not all schools are a fit for all people. To me it sounds as if they need to address whatever issues they have or look elsewhere, but I will tell you that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
I am disappointed in the decline of the quality of education at St. Paul. This school is not what it was 5 years ago, and there are now rumors of combined classes which will be detrimental for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
All Christian and public schools are suffering throughout the Chicagoland area, but in my mind, St. Paul Lutheran (Canfield) is as strong as ever. It's faculty and leadership also appear to be working harder than ever to provide our children with an exceptional learning experience in a loving Christian environment. If they are planning to combine classes (??), I don't think it will be a detriment at all. Research has proven that each child's pattern of development is unique and that there are many socio-emotional benefits to be gained by having students of various ages educated together. Peer intereactions are often more positive, and there tends to be greater development of social skills and cooperation. Regardless of the class setting, I'm sure our teachers at St. Paul will provide for the individual needs of our children using a variety of teaching methods for the highest skill development possible.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
My 2 neices and my 4yr Daugher go to St. Paul. It is amazing how much they learn in a warm, friendly, and fun environment. My daughter is already writting and spelling on her own, about 5 words. Most 4 yrs olds that I know are just learning their 1,2,3's and ABC's. I can't say enough about this school

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2009
If you are looking for school that provides a family orientated and involved group of members, in a Christian environment, than this is it. I have 4 children that attend(ed) St. Paul and I could not be more pleased. The teachers are very involved in thier lives and work hard to ensure each child is being provided with a positive environment. The children themselves reflect this, through thier interactions with the community and each other. My children love to be there! Additionally, if you are planning to apply to one of the select CPS schools, St. Paul, has had many of their students accepted into the best.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2009
The school is a warm loving environment with an outstanding curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2009
My son has attended St. Paul since Kindergarten. His teachers have all gone that extra mile to give him the academic help he needs. However, it is the encouragement and priase that is making the difference in how he sees himself-a beloved child of God!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2009
I have 3 children enrolled at St. Paul. I love the small class size, integrated, differentiated curriculum, weekly newsletters, positive learning climate, friendly and caring staff, before & after care program, and the morals & values taught daily to the children.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
Love it!!! Love the environment and the best part is that my children are happy to go to school. The Pre-k school teacher and staff are wonderful!!! My other child is in Kindergarten and they are kept busy all day. I love this school and I am happy that my children are being taught the word of God!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
St. Paul is a terrific place to teach. We have outstanding staff members and parents. Our curriculum and technology are strong. Our atmosphere is faith-based and the love of Christ is evident in our daily routines.

- submitted by a teacher
October 18, 2009
The Staff at St. Paul is dedicated to serving each and every child with an excellent education. Each child is encouraged not just to excel academically but socially and spiritually as well. I would encourage any parent to come check out the school.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2009
- Classes not overcrowded - Caring teachers - Family atmosphere - Excellent test scores - Before and after care program

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2009
I am not only a parent with children that attend St. Paul, I am also a certified teacher. I feel that the faculty and staff do over and above what is normally required for a good education. You not only become a school family, but you are family to both the church and the school. The teachers strive and push the children to acheive great things, but they also show care and grace when the children or parents fall short of the goal. They have wonderful after school programs and they care about the people that walk through the doors. St. Paul also offers aid financially through a few different means. No one should sacrifice a child's education because of money. You have heard the statement, they grow up so fast. However, the education they receive will last with them for a lifetime. It is an investment in their future!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
Our daughter transfered into St.Paul last year for kindergarten and she is now in 1st grade, every day she is so excited being at St. Paul. We truly love this school!!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2008
Our son started this year at St. Paul and we are very happy that we chose this school. St. Paul provides a warm, Christian environment, where the children are encouraged to be kind, to be friends with each other, and look out for one another. My son is shy and he made friends easily in this environment. We see great progress in what he is learning and are very satisfied with how he is being taught. We are happy St. Paul parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
St Paul has small class sizes. The school added a resource teacher last year as a full time position to help students that need extra help.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
My kids have been going to St. Paul for 12 years and we've been really happy with the staff and academics.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
We are so pleased with St. Paul and the academic education that our son is getting. The teachers are wonderful and very approachable, and they will go the extra mile to make sure each student gets all the help they need. The sports programs are competitive, yet fun. The specialized art teacher, the band program, the computer lab, the foreign language program, and all the clubs and organizations make this school a great choice for anyone who is looking for a top-notch, well-rounded school for their children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2008
My children have been here for 13 consecutive years and I'm very pleased to say we're staying until our youngest graduates. While there may have an up or down over those 13 years, everything worked out fine, and ups and downs happen EVERYWHERE! It's been minimal in our years here. Communication is highly encouraged and very effective!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2008
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June 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
I have three children here and have no plans of leaving until they all graduate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 10, 2008
My children have been part of the St. Paul family since 2002 when we enrolled them in kindergarten and 2nd grade. We have been very happy with the school, educational standards and with the school administration. The school family really reaches out and fosters an environment for all around learning and my kids have blossomed in this nurturing environment. I recommend St. Paul School to anyone looking for a solid educational and Christian setting.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
When our son and daughter transferred to St. Paul from another school; the staff, students and families at St. Paul made us all feel very wecome right from the start. The school has higher academic performance, as well as multiple opportunities for support, resource programs, foreign language, technology and fine arts. It's no wonder so many of St. Paul's graduates get accepted into advanced programs in high school! We feel confident about the top-notch education our kids are getting at St. Paul.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
This school is excellent not only as an alternative to the Chicago Public School system but also as an enriching, challenging and caring, Christian-based choice. hiya

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2008
I have worked here for 25 years and have always been amazed at the wonderful atmosphere and caring teachers and staff. It is truly a family feeling at St. Paul. We have a fully accredited curriculum and fully prepare our students to be successful in high school and beyond.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating January 19, 2008
This School is by far the best choice we ever made for our children. They have a computer lab, accelerated reader Program, Sports and after school activities, as well as an awesome resource teacher.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2006
I found this school to be an excellent choice; small class sizes, quality teachers and a number of choices for extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
This school is a wonderful place for your child to start learning. The pre-k 3/4 teacher is great. Her class size is 15 children. My daughter has learned how to write her name and is learnign to write other things and she is only 4 yrs old.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
Great School. Great People/ :_)

- submitted by a former student
April 23, 2006
It's a great school that parents should investigate when they're thinking of looking at a school in the northwest side of Chicago.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2004
Our family has been involved with St. Paul since our eldest was in kindergarten. He is now finishing up 3rd grade and we are blessed to have watched both he and our younger son bloom spiritually, academically and emotionally. The atmosphere of St. Paul is nurturing, caring, and respectful of the children while providing a Christ-centered philosophy to all facets of the curriculum. God has led us to this school and we are filled with joy at the opportunity we have had to have our children educated in this environment.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2004
Hello, I'm a parent of four students at St. Paul. They love it there and call it home. The family atmosphere is most welcoming. Academically they are top in our area and their sports are complimentary. Come in and check us out and they will prove it.

- submitted by a parent
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Lutheran Unity School
5650 North Canfield Avenue, Chicago, IL  60631
(708) 867-5044
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Lutheran Unity School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top